Fusion Star
Fusion Star
Fusion quilt detail
Fusion quilt detail


My daughter, Sara, requested a quilt for her birthday in a lone star pattern. I chose colors I thought she would like and then tried out a few new techniques to create a quilt for her. Machine appliqué, couching, home machine quilting, and watercolor pencil techniques are used. Sara’s personality is a blend of structured analytical thinking and flowing creativity—a rare combination—much like the contrasting geometric shapes, flowing vines, and quilting. Hence, the fusion.

Size: 73” x 73”


  • Quilt Art Calendar 2018

  • Second Place Wall Hanging, Wisconsin Quilt Expo, September 2017

  • American Quilter Magazine cover, September 2017

  • Judge’s Award at AQS Paducah Spring Festival 2017

  • Best Machine Quilting on a Home Machine Award and Purple Ribbon of Excellence from Vermont Quilt Festival 2016

  • Machine Quilters Unlimited, May/June 2016 article

  • Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival 2016 award Best Machine Workmanship